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Computerized Saccadic Eye Movement Therapy to Improve Oculomotor Control during Reading and Reading Rate in Adult Japanese Readers

1 January 2008

Abstract

Background: This study is aimed at determining whether reading rate and oculomotor control during reading, could be improved in adults with home-based computerized saccadic eye movement therapy.

Methods: Sixteen Japanese foreign students in the U.S. served as subjects and were randomly divided into two groups; a computerized eye movement training (CEMT) group and a control group. Subjects in the CEMT group received 5 weeks of home-based computerized saccadic eye movement training while subjects in the control group received no comparable training or intervention, other than diagnostic evaluations.

Results: CEMT group demonstrated significant improvement in all Visagraph II measurement parameters after intervention, except for duration of fixation and reading comprehension. Subjects in the control group demonstrated no significant pre-post differences.


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